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Drafting of Players Completed in 3 Categories in HBL Pakistan Super League

PSL Draft First day
Posted: December 21, 2015 at 11:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (2)

Lahore: Selection of players for Inaugural HBL Pakistan Super League have been completed today with  9 players from each of 3 categories while selection players for other 2 categories will happen on tomorrow.

PSL Draft First day

An event was held in Lahore for selection of player’s under 5 different categories for Inaugural HBL PSL. PCB chairman Shahryar Khan, the former cricket captain Wasim Akram, Javed Miandad, Moin Khan, the former Australian cricketer Dean Jones and other attended the event. During the process of selection of players Peshawar Zalmi chosen Shahid Afridi at first followed by Karachi Kings who chosen Shoaib Malik, Islamabad United chosen Shane Watson, Kevin peterson chosen by Quetta Gladiators whiles Lahore Qalandars chosen Chris Gayle. Each of Icon Players for HBL PSL will receive USD 200,000 each. Out


Drafting done for following 3 Categories of HBL Pakistan Super League

Out of 308 Player’s 5 teams have selected Following players.

HBL Pakistan Super League Players
Platinum Category:

Ahmed Shahzad and Sarfaraz Ahmed were chosen by Quetta Gladiators in Platinum category. Lahore Qalandars Chosen Dwayne bravo, Islamabad United Chosen Misbah-ul-Haq and Andrew Russels whereas  Wahab Riaz and Darren Sammy by Peshawar Zalmi and  Sohail Tanvir and Shakib ul Hassan was chosen by Karachi Kings. National Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq, was placed in the Platinum category but after  their grievances  he has also been appointed as Islamabad United captain.
For Platinum category,  Younis Khan and Mohammad Hafeez was not chosen by any team whereas players of Sri Lanka in the first phase had also not been chosen.

Diamond Category:

Peshawar Zalmi Chosen Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez and Chris Jordan for the diamond category, the Lahore Qalandars chosen Yasir Shah and Mohammad Rizwan, Quetta Gladiators chosen Jason Holder, Anwar Ali and Luke Wright, Islamabad United Chosen Mohammad Irfan, Brad Haddin and Sameul Badree.Karachi Kings Chosen Ravi Bopara, Emad Wasim  and Lendl Simmons

Golden Category:

The most expensive team Karachi Kings chosen Mohammad Amir , Bilawal Bhatti and James Winner for Golden Category. Kevon Cooper, Cameron Delport and Mustafizur Rehman were chosen by Lahore Qalandars. Quetta Gladiators choosen Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar and Elton Chigumbura, Islamabad United selected  Mohammad Sami, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif while Peshawar Zalmi chosen James Allenby, Junaid Khan and Tamim Iqbal.

Selection of Players for HBL PSL 2016 has been completed in 3 categories today. While Selection of Players for two other categories Silver and Emerging Categories will be done tomorrow. Let’s see which player’s made in to the final categories.  In the next post we will analyze people’s response on the selection of teams for the HBL Pakistan Super League T20.

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  • December 22, 2015 at 11:35 am Azhar

    Good Choices by teams but where are Srilankan Players? and No Brandon McCullum?

  • December 22, 2015 at 11:38 am Rana Majid

    The choice of Players is not good. It looks like PCB has not invested much or teams are unbale to do proper homework. Only a few World Class Players Less Players from Australia England and Newzealand. I cant understand why Elton Chigumbura is picked up by Quetta Gladiators


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